For nearly three centuries, Sotheby’s has been uniting collectors with world-class works of art and luxury. In Asia, this began with great sales of Chinese art throughout the 1970s and 1980s which formed the bedrock of Sotheby’s reputation as the market leader in the region. As we celebrate 50 years of Sotheby’s in Asia, we celebrate that the Sotheby’s of today is much more than an auction house. Sotheby’s is a destination for cultural expertise and appreciation. It is a hub for the most discerning collectors and lovers of fine arts and luxury in Asia as well as a gateway for the rest of the world to discover the cultural heritage and creativity of Asia.
Sotheby’s 50 Years New in Asia honours both the important achievements and milestones of the past and our visions of the future. As we celebrate the legacy of half a century, we also embark upon the journey of the next 50 years – the biggest and most exciting chapter of Sotheby’s Asia yet to come.